Australia

November, 2017

Lucky number 8 and Dragons. It has to be the latest Chinese themed silver coin from Perth

By | 2017-11-06T21:55:59+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Lucky number 8 and Dragons. It has to be the latest Chinese themed silver coin from Perth In a nice break from the usual lunar coins, the Perth Mint has dipped into Chinese culture and combined the Asian love of dragons and their belief in the power of the number eight to bring luck. They've done it in quite a novel way and followed a growing trend [...]

Perth Mint 2017 bullion coin designs go out in style with a three-coin high-relief set

By | 2017-11-06T20:37:19+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint 2017 bullion coin designs go out in style with a three-coin high-relief set With the new 2018 designs now out and about, the last of the premium versions of the Perth Mints iconic bullion coin programme for 2017 are being launched. This set is one of our favourites and includes one-ounce high-relief variants of the Koala, Kookaburra and Kangaroo coins. Each dished coin represents one [...]

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series

By | 2017-11-01T23:48:16+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Event, Australia, Coloured, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series Sydney's New Year celebrations are known throughout the world, both for being one of the first major cities to move into the latest calendar year, and for the huge fireworks display. Held in a harbour full of iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the bridge, the Royal Australian Mint [...]

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-11-01T10:43:30+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins Australia loves its sport to the degree that it's almost a national defining characteristic. Punching above their weight in many disciplines, they almost always put on a good show. With two major events occurring next year, it was pretty obvious that the Royal Australian mint was going to mark them with some new numismatic [...]

October, 2017

Charge of the Light Horsemen at the Battle of Beersheba remembered on Australian proof silver coin

By | 2017-10-18T13:22:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Charge of the Light Horsemen at the Battle of Beersheba remembered on Australian proof silver coin The commemorations of the First World War have continued through this year and will do so through 2018 as well and there have been numerous coin issues emanating from the worlds major mints. The Antipodean mints in particular have been remembering the efforts of the ANZAC forces, particularly related to the [...]

Seasons Change into summer for the iconic kangaroo on the third of the silver coin series

By | 2017-10-05T23:21:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Seasons Change into summer for the iconic kangaroo on the third of the silver coin series A regular appearance on the numismatic calendar for over two decades, the Royal Australian Mint’s (RAM) Kangaroo Series is a popular premium silver coin series. While fellow Australian coin producer the Perth Mint uses the kangaroo extensively in its varied bullion programmes, the RAM keeps this iconic Antipodean creature for better [...]

September, 2017

Perth Mint releases the proof versions of their legendary Lunar Series of gold and silver coins

By | 2017-09-05T01:22:02+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint releases the proof versions of their legendary Lunar Series of gold and silver coins After the reveal of the new 2018 bullion designs from the Perth Mint a couple of days ago it was only a matter of time before the inevitable avalanche of specials started to appear. First out of the starting gate after just 3 days are the proof versions of the star of [...]

August, 2017

The Perth Mint debuts its latest 2018 bullion coin ranges from Lunar to Kookaburra

By | 2017-08-31T21:10:58+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint debuts its latest 2018 bullion coin ranges from Lunar to Kookaburra As is traditionally the case, early September sees the launch of the Perth Mints major bullion coin ranges for the following year and for the new 2018 designs that time is now. Everyone will have their own views on the new coins, but we think they're a good quality mix again this [...]

Royal Australian Mint wraps up the night sky with a Northern Hemisphere domed gold coin

By | 2017-08-07T18:56:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint wraps up the night sky with a Northern Hemisphere domed gold coin The excellent and well recieved Southern Sky and subsequent Northern Sky series of domed coins from the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) wrapped up last year and while we've obviously run out of sky to cover, the mint hasn't run out of coin ideas for this theme. Released in February was a one-ounce [...]

June, 2017

The Perth Mint wraps up its Stock Horse coin programme with a gilded composite of the five issues

By | 2017-06-24T10:47:51+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint wraps up its Stock Horse coin programme with a gilded composite of the five issues One of the most popular small mintage bullion coins of recent years, the Perth Mint's Stock Horse series debuted five years ago to great frenzy. The coin was commissioned for sale by German mega-dealer EMK, although because of currency requirements, 10% of the mintage had to be sold in Australia. [...]